Brayden Belden

Brayden Belden prepares to throw a pitch in the 10-2 win over Carl Albert High School to send the Chickasha Chicks to the championship game of the Washita Valley Classic.

Going into the bottom of the fourth, the Chickasha was only leading by a run, but a four-spot on a two-out rally gave the Fightin' Chicks a 10-2 run-rule win over Carl Albert Titans in the third game of the Washita Valley Classic.

Chickasha finished top of pool A, putting them into the tournament final on Saturday.

The first run came in the bottom of the second when a blooper from Denver Calhoun fell in right field and scored courtesy runner Dalton Claphan.

In the bottom of the fourth, the Titans got two outs and were looking for a third when their starter walked Sheldon McElroy. The third out almost came again on a grounder, but an errant throw brought Orion Couch home to start the rally.

McElroy scored when Brock Henderson drew a walk with bases loaded to make it 3-0. The final two runs of the inning came off of a two-run single by Jake Womack.

Carl Albert scored two runs in the top of the sixth, with the first coming from Jarod Beres. His towering shot to left center was enough to break up the shutout for starting pitcher Brayden Belden.

The Titans benefited from back-to-back doubles from Mike Mitchell and TJ Mullins. The latter scored Mitchell to cut the lead to four.

The Fightin’ Chicks would get a four spot to end the game and clinch a spot in the Washita Valley Classic Championship. Chickasha meets Midwest City – who beat Noble, 6-5, on Friday in pool B – at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday.

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